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Wichita Storyteller Remembers Yolanda King's "Daddy" On Anniversary Of Birthday

Many know Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a civil rights leader, minister, Nobel Peace Prize winner and great orator. But his eldest daughter, Yolanda, knew him as "Daddy."

Yolanda King wrote about her childhood, and today, on the anniversary of Dr. King’s birthday, Wichita storyteller Tasleem Muqtasid shares this remembrance, an excerpt of the story “Daddy” by Yolanda King.

Carla Eckels is Director of Organizational Culture at KMUW. She produces and hosts the R&B and gospel show Soulsations and brings stories of race and culture to The Range with the monthly segment In the Mix. Carla was inducted into The Kansas African American Museum's Trailblazers Hall of Fame in 2020 for her work in broadcast/journalism.